(Jacksonville, Fla.; Feb. 10, 2010) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Wendy MacDonald has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Matt Jackson who has been named Vice President, Caribbean island services. MacDonald will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley’s senior vice president of corporate services.
MacDonald is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. She also oversees facilities development and travel.
MacDonald joined Crowley in 1992 as a management trainee and has held various positions within the company’s container shipping organization, including manager of freight services for the Puerto Rico/Caribbean services group, manager of pricing for the Latin America services group, and most recently director of inland operations.
“Wendy brings an abundance of enthusiasm for building strong partnerships with Crowley’s vendors in support of our day-to-day business needs,” Rodgers said. “In her 18 years with the company, she has balanced her focus on developing collaborative teams with her passion for improving and simplifying processes.”
MacDonald has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on marine transportation and intermodalism from California Maritime Academy.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 118-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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